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Odd Wednesdays

Join us in the program room on the first and third Wednesday of every month for Odd Wednesdays, a new program series for teens. Programming will be anything from movie nights and game nights to just an open space to hang out with your friends in the library. So stop by every first and third Wednesday to see what's going on! Are you a teen with an idea for a teen program? Join our Teen Activity Group (TAG) and earn volunteer hours for planning programs! 

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A Hamilton Read-Along

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

If you are reading this article, then you have probably heard about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about Alexander Hamilton, coincidentally named Hamilton. This list aims to be a perfect companion to your listening experience, whether you are on your first listen or your 100th (like a certain Read Feed contributor). The list follows the Hamilton musical and its characters.

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One on One Technology Assistance

Did you get a new device for the holidays but have no idea how to use it? We can help! Starting on January 4, 2016, make 30 minute appointments at the Information Desk to learn how to use your new e-reader, tablet, or smartphone. Please make sure to have your device charged and ready to go by your appointment. 

First Place Winner-Werewolf by Shannun Newton

Halloween Drawing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the first Southeast Library Halloween Drawing Contest! Public voting was held October 31st and November 1st.  And the top winners from each category are... Adult Category: Starr Page- Pink and Purple High Heeled Monster Teen Category: Shannun Newton- Werewolf Kids Category:  Alexis Mayo- Skeleton & Paris Mayo- Scary Clown Runners-Up:

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Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz

Featured Artist: The Joe Falero Latin Quartet

Southeast Library - Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m.  The Joe Falero Latin Quartet will perform live music such as: Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia, and Bolero. Bandleader Joe Falero is a veteran percussionist with the ability to blend different styles of Latin music. Come and learn the history of these rhythms and enjoy an afternoon of jazz!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Library. For more information about this program, call the Southeast Library at (202) 698-3372.

Unpunished by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Feminist Literature: the First Wave

Feminist literary fiction from 1890 to 1949

Welcome to Feminist Fiction! In this series we’ll explore the library’s best feminist novels and short stories from every wave of the feminist movement.

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Romantic Suspense Recommendations

Romance for the mystery reader

If you are just starting to dip your toe into the romance reading waters but you’ve been reading mysteries for years, romantic suspense will be right up your alley. For new romance readers, I would recommend starting with some of the biggest names in romance.   The Liar by Nora Roberts

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Sherlock Holmes

The enduring legacy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on July 7, 1930[i] but he left the world a lasting legacy with one of the most well-known literary characters of all time, Sherlock Holmes. It is hard to believe that Doyle wrote only four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes. The Holmes stories have had a lasting influence on mystery writing, inspiring many of the most famous mystery writers such as Agatha Christie, P.D. James, and Raymond Chandler.[ii]

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Friday Five: Tudor England - Beyond Henry VIII and Elizabeth I

Melissa N.'s Picks for Other Historical Personalities from a Fascinating Age

I might be slightly obsessed with Tudor-era England. It seems at once like another world and yet many of the issues of the time are disturbingly familiar today. Add in outsized, soap opera-like personalities and I find it endlessly fascinating.

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Your Friday Five

Adventure in a foreign land

The summer is almost officially upon us and there is traveling to be done! Being a stranger in a foreign land is always exciting, but needless to say, it does come with its challenges. If you don't have travel plans anytime soon, let one of these books whisk you away. And if you are taking off soon, these books will keep you entertained on the journey. Bon voyage!

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